The main antagonist in this story is probably the most disturbing yet. The book takes a while to get off the ground, but once it gets going, it's a hell of a ride. I didn't really care for Dexter's new, happier outlook in this book, but the character is evolving as any good character should. Jeff Lindsay does his usual, superb job of voicing the serial killer hunting serial killer. And a surprise guest made things very interesting. All in all, a fun roller coaster ride with the dark, dapper Dexter.
If you love the show you will love the Book.
I felt that it was more of the show.
His reading put me to sleep. I love the story but had a hard time staying awake. His voice put you in this places that you could relax.
Life of DEXTER
Jeff Lindsay brings his characters alive with his excellent narration. Dexter has a dry wit and a honest voice. I'll listen again sometime.
We don't need to beat a dead horse, but it needs to be said once again that Jeff is not the right narrator. He is tolerable though, so in the library the next book goes.
I feel I have a pretty strong stomach, but the end of this book took me to the breaking point. I had to fight the urge to gag. If being a cannibal ever crossed my mind, it definitely has been exiled from ever being a possibility.
Dexter is fighting the balance of being a new dad and the wants of his dark passenger. He battles this for most of the book. There are several twists to this book, enough "WTF Dexter!?"s to keep you on the edge interested. I liked the book, though it wasn't my favorite.
If I knew they enjoyed the previous Dexter books, yes. Otherwise, no, it's not the place to start.
It felt forced, and a little too random. It's hard to be specific without giving spoilers.
No, I've read the previous books, but this is the first one I have listened to.
I already know it has more than one!
As Dexter books go, this one was a little weak. It's always nice to hear the author read his own work though, as it gives you an insight as to how they see the characters and events.
***Spoilers*** This installment of Dexter faithfully continues the storyline from #4 ("Dexter in the Dark"), which was probably the best in the series. Lindsay does a good job of characterizing Dexter as a family man gradually discovering his humanity. As if that weren't disgusting enough, he shows Deborah becoming an expectant mother as well. Luckily, Dexter's brother returns to remind the main character of his duties to his "dark passenger." The strength of this installment is that Lindsay does the most soaring writing of the series; there are a lot of gorgeous sentences. But the absurd cannibalism plot is all too reminiscent of the human-sacrifice story of the low point in the series, #3 ("Dexter in the Dark"). This will be a necessary listen for anybody who likes the series, but probably more for completist reasons than for the innate value of the book.
I have loved all of the Dexter novels, but was very disappointed with this one. And I'm not sure if my disappointment with the story is not at least partially because of the poor narration. I have to wonder if this performance had been up to previous standards whether I might have enjoyed the book more. The narration was so flat it was difficult to get into the story. Or maybe the story was a little flat. I really don't know. I cannot recommend this book with this reader
My guilty pleasure!
The other books in the Dexter series....pure entertainment.
No but I will now.
Dexter's history-why he is what he became.
Nothing is lost in "translation" when Jeff narrates his own books! He does a wonderful job and his dry humor is right on. I love his style of narration!
the humor! You have this killer, slowly feeling a few human emotions, trying very hard to be a model dad, His sister who knows his secret still wants him to use his "dark side" to help her solve police cases. Dexter's "view" of life and people really makes the story!
When Dexter first saw Lilly Ann.
I would recommend any of Jeff's Dexter books!